Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Alligator Card~

 Hello everyone! Today is a card that I made for a friend of ours, who thinks he is so funny. Well, he is, but we try not to inflate him too much. :) Kevin is his name, and since my daughter moved to Louisiana, he teases her when he sees her by talking in "swamp people" talk. He actually is very good at it, but as I said, we try not to "encourage" him- LOL! So, I wanted to make him a funny card and this is what I came up with. I started by free handing the shape of an alligator, and then cutting it out of Old Olive card stock. I ran it through the Big Shot with an embossing folder that I cannot recall the name at this point- but it's retired. I then also used another retired product, the Banner Punch, for punching out his teeth. I used 1/2" circle punch for his nose and eyes.
For the inside, I just cut a long piece of Crumb Cake Striped Grosgrain(retired also) ribbon to resemble his tongue and then printed out some Swamp People (television series) clip art and taped it to the inside. I turned out cute and he liked it.
Well, I'm off to card class all day. I have one more day until I leave for Hawaii and so I may not be back for a bit.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Retirement Card #3~

 Here it is folks. Finally, the last card that I made for a customer. I used my favorite color combo (well for purple anyway- I don't care much for purple). I used Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky and Whisper White.

I stamped the circles in the background with the stamp set Playful Backgrounds stamp set in Wisteria.

For the celebrate panel, I ran my Happy Celebrations embossing folder through the Big Shot and while the paper was still in the folder, I took the dot stamp from Big Celebrations stamp set and stamped over the word with Soft Sky ad Wisteria Wonder. I then took it out of the folder and stampe the other sentiment. 
I finished it off with Soft Sky and Smokey Slate ribbons. 
Well, I am in the process of finishing up Father's Day cooking, so I hope you have a father or someone who is like a father to you to celebrate this glorious day with! 



Friday, June 16, 2017

Up and Away Retirement card #2~

 So, here I am today! I have another one of the cards I was asked to make. I did this one in one of the new In Colors 2017-19 Powder Pink and then with Soft Suede and Whisper White. I stamped out the balloons in the Powder Pink Ink onto Whisper White card stock and then again on a scrap piece and cut it out using the matching framelit and then cutting out two clouds also using the dies that coordinate with this stamp set. I then stamped a retired stamp set, in which is completely is not coming to mind right now and I'm not in range of looking.
I tied a piece of Smokey Slate Thick Baker's twine around it all. Well there is two down and one to go. I will be back soon to post the last one.
Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Up and Away Retirement card

 Hello everyone! I have some cards the next couple of days that I have made for retirements and birthdays. I will apologize in advance that this one and one other uses one retired stamp set (the "celebrate" sentiment) because I needed something to make the card pop and this was the perfect size. So, I made this pretty simply. I used two layers of Whisper White cardstock. On the front layer, I stamped out the clouds from the stamp set Up and Away in Soft Sky and then one more on a scrap and cut it out using the Up and Away Framelits.
 I cut out the square using the Stitched Shapes dies and cut it out of Crumb Cake card stock. I stamped the hot air balloon in Real Red on Real Red card stock and cut it out with the matching die.I tied some Night of Navy Baker's Twine behind it before adhering it to the card. I popped both the hot hair ballon and the cloud up using Dimensionals. I finished off that part by using a Soft Subtle Enamel shape(heart) on the front of the balloon.
And here's the retired "celebrate". I stamped it in Real Red and then stamped the other sentiment from the stamp set Happy Celebrations in Basic Black ink onto Crumb Cake card stock and just fussy cut it out.
I'm leaving for Hawaii in 7 days! I will do my best at getting the rest of my cards blogged for you before I go.
Have a great Thursday!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Graduation Party~

So, I forgot to add the photos of my daughter's Graduation party!  I meant to do that two weeks ago and I can't keep the days straight from one minute to the next.
So, here is how we set up her party, a lot of it is handmade. She wanted it to be a vintage theme so we did the best we could.









Project Life of course is the only way that I could have (and did!) gotten all of her photos into a beautiful display!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Graduation 2017 cards~

 When you husband is a teacher and he brings home lots of Graduation invites, well, as a stamper, you HAVE to make the cards!  This is only a portion of what I made, but I loved making them.
 Our school colors are Orange and Black, so I just decided to do that for all of them. I used Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White card stock and Silver Glimeer paper(for the squiggle). There's a few products going on here. I cut the squiggles using the Swirly Bird Framelits and attaching with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. I cut the numbers from the Large Numbers Framelits out of Basic Black card stock and used the same adhesive.
I stamped the Congratulations using the stamp set One Wild Ride and stamped in Momento Black Ink. I punched out stars using a retiring punch from Pumpkin Pie..
We too, had a graduate in the house and she actually got her credits early, so she was done with school in January, but flew back from her new home in Loiusianna to walk with her class!

We are so proud of you Sarah!


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Graduation Invites~

 I'm sharing with you the Graduation invites I made for my daughter who will graduate in one month. She wanted to do a vintage theme party, because it's so her in all reality, so I decided to make her invites instead of purchasing them from the company that makes them.  I used the Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla and Gold theme. I cut two panels from Detailed Floral Framelits from Stampin' Up, did some scoring and then adhered it to another piece of Blushing Bride card stock that was folded in half.
I then printed off her party info and adhered it to the front of the folded piece and tied it shut. I actually think I stripped the gears in my Big Shot doing nearly 100 of these, but it was worth it to make them. She has overcome lots of obstacles to get here and I wanted her to feel that we were proud of her.
I will post after graduation all the decorations that I made to go with her party. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to go check out the RETIRING GOODS here:


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